Risk Management

The BTS worked with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to produce a Code of Practice for the management of risk in tunnel works. The application of this code is normally a condition required by the Insurer.

Joint Code of Practice for Risk Management of Tunnel Works in the UK

September 2003 edition, available for free download

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Code of Practice for Risk Management of Tunnel Works

The International version, produced by the International Tunnel Insurance Group (ITIG) and the International Tunnelling Association (ITA). May 2012 version, available for free download

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The objectives of these Codes are to promote and secure best practice for the minimisation and management of risks associated with the design and construction of tunnels, caverns, shafts and associated underground structures including the renovation of existing underground structures, referred to as Tunnel Works. They set out practice for the identification of risks, their allocation between the parties to a contract and Contract Insurers, and the management and control of risks through the use of Risk Assessments and Risk Registers.